Recreation & Region – Summer events

Cultural and
sporting events.
A first-class
mountain summer.

Would you like to listen to outstanding music in the open air or cheer along at a first-class tennis event? Enjoy the variety of cultural and sporting highlights in Gstaad and the region. An ideal change to the tranquillity in the mountains and long hikes.

    «Sunday Brunch» every Sunday in July and August

    Gstaad Palace

    Time to enjoy: Every Sunday in July and August (except of 19th August 2018), we offer you a delicious brunch with a big buffet and delicious grilled specialities. On our cosy terrace, with a view of the Alps, we will pamper your palate – and your ears too, because there will be live traditional Swiss music. We will also be seeing to the well-being and entertainment of our youngest little guests. Please make a reservation in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel on +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    «62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy» from 13 July to 1 September 2018


    You get to hear the great names on the classical music scene at the 62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival. The 2018 festival is presenting a pleasant symbiosis of art, humankind and nature under the motto “Les Alpes”. Are you curious? You can purchase tickets for this from 1 February.

    «Polo Gold Cup» from 16 to 19 August 2018


    The international Polo Gold Cup Tournament in Gstaad is a real crowd puller: the “royal” game impresses time and time again year after year with top players. Follow the tough battles for coveted world ranking points from 16 to 19 August 2018.

    «Der Bergkönig - Vintage Cycling Festival» on 25 and 26 August 2018


    Be there, at Switzerland’s second Vintage Cycling Festival! Only classic bicycles built in or before 1986 are allowed. Their riders will face the legendary challenge of Swiss mountain roads. Here you can experience not only exciting races and gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps, but also a colourful market for everything to do with classic bikes in the village centre of Gstaad. Have fun!

    «Gstaad Palace Challenge» from 31 August to 2 September 2018

    Gstaad Palace

    Fantastic cars, breathtaking views and challenging roads: the Gstaad Palace Challenge is the ambitious weekend rally for fans of sophisticated car culture. Taking place for the third time this year, the starting places are exclusive and limited - sign up today!

    «Gstaad Züglete» on 1 September 2018


    On Saturday 1 September 2018, you can experience an authentic Swiss “Züglete” procession in Gstaad. Farmers and cattle come from the alp and – after a few hours of walking – enter the promenade of Gstaad. You can also expect market stands, presentations and tastings, and there is a lot for the children to discover too! Don’t miss this authentic event. Incidentally, the Gstaad Züglete takes place whatever the weather conditions.

    «Country Night Gstaad» from 7 to 9 September 2018


    Do you love country music? Then you should come to us from 7 to 9 September 2018! This year, Brett Young, Midland, Maddie & Tae and the Kruger Brothers will be appearing at Country Night Gstaad. Do you want to be there at Europe’s leading country event? We will be very happy to book tickets for our guests!

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the winter then there is also a broad selection of events.